The PivotTable field name is not valid (error)


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PatK

Hey, wonder what I might do here. Using excel 2007 to link to a sharepoint
"list". I then "pivot" this list for a variety of reports. However, when I
then, say, the next day, choose Data, Fresh, and then go back to the pivot
table and right click on it to refresh, and see change, I get an error:

"The PivotTable field name is not valid. To create a PivotTable report, you
must use data that is organized as a list with labeled columns. If you are
changing the name of the PivotTable field, you must type a new name for the
field."

And of course, I am not seeing the refreshed information in the pivot table.
Any idea what is going on here? What can I do to keep the Pivot Table
"locked" on the data set, even if I refresh it?

Thanks!

PatK
 
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Ms-Exl-Learner

You might have changed the Field Name XYZ to some other text or the field
name may be getting deleted. In Pivot Table the field names are more
important and should not be changed after creating the report. Check whether
all the field names are present in the Column header and whether any Column
header is getting changed.

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